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- Posted on Sep 28th 2011 1:30PM by Theo Spielberg
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Though he earlier admitted to having no problem with the pop sensation, she seems to have recently gotten under his skin. "Her album gets played a lot around my house by my daughter and it's Madonna-lite. Madonna was hardcore. She took it to the edge musically as well as everything else." It seems he can't say the same for Gaga or any of her alter egos.
The former Oasis guitarist and songwriter is currently doing press for his debut solo project, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. The newly minted frontman, whose barbed comments and family feuds have made him a media mainstay, also seems to have the publicity side sorted.
"Twenty years from now, will we listen to Lady Gaga?" He asked, rhetorically. "No. She might think she is making a stand for the freaks and the weirdos. But they're not going to have any decent f---ing music to play are they?"
The guitarist then extrapolated his frustration to include the state of rock 'n' roll as a whole, asking, "Who will retell the rock 'n' roll story for a new generation? The problem with bands these days is half of them get the music right but you read an interview and think, 'I can't buy into them as people.'"
Whatever the criteria is for being a rock star, it's got to include being able to go on a good rant, with extra points for being able to sustain it. And man can this guy rant! For now, Lady Gaga should be happy that he doesn't have a gun.